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National Crops Forum - Part Two

This year due to Covid19 restrictions the annual National Crops Forum will take place virtually over two evenings. Part Two of the Forum took place on September 17th and focused on how the Green Deal and Farm to Fork policies may affect the tillage industry.

The forum heard from Professor Michael Wallace who discussed the current impact of the Tillage sector in Ireland. Donal Fitzgerald, Chair of Tillage Stakeholders group gave an insight into Crops 2030, a strategic plan for the Crops sector. All speakers answered questions towards the end of the session.

Topics and speakers included:

  • Green Deal and Farm to Fork for the Tillage Industry
    Dale Crammond, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM)
  • Economic Impact of the Tillage Sector
    Professor Michael Wallace, UCD 
  • Crops 2030 – Strategic Plan for the Irish Crops Sector
    Donal Fitzgerald, Chair of Teagasc Tillage Stakeholder Group 
  • Questions and Answers

View recording below

The first part of the Forum which focused on the cereal varieties available this year, new BYDV technologies and agronomy issues for 2020. View it here